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Old 10-29-2006, 07:14 PM   #1
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Question Do I have depression?

Im new to the boards and I hope you'll excuse me if I praise what I've seen so far. Now on to the actual post.

I think I have clinical depression. Sometimes I get into moods where I feel like everyone is out to get me like this is a big game and I'm being tested and I'm failing, I make everyone around me unhappy, I'm afraid im not good enough or I'm not trying enough and sometimes I find life and competition (which is synonymous with life IMO) completly pointless, and I find myself completly apathetic to a majority of things I would find enteraining. I apologize ofr rambling but I continue... I'm currently getting like a 2.9 in school and everyoen tells me that I'm smart enough to get higher grades except for Geometry and Biology (C+ and D in reverse order)

Another thing about school I seriously fear no one likes me and all day I'm afraid I'm not being cool enough... and people (my parents) send me mixed messages of that I both don't care about school and that I'm hypercritical of myself (especially in grades). I hate getting up and even if I get anywhere from 6-10 hours of sleep I still feel about 10 minutes from sleep throughout the day. I find all my subjects pointless and have arguments with the entire educational system, the country, the world.

Sorry for the rant but I'm not sure how much I should say but this has been going on for a while and I usually blow up and start yelling every say 2 weeks and I'm tired of making people around me feel bad.

Well if you've read this far I assume you care and will listen to you. Thanks

 
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Old 10-29-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: Do I have depression?

Welcome to the boards. Only a doctor can diagnosis you and all I can do is guess. You have symptoms that point to both anxiety and depression. The only part I am wondering how long the symptoms have been present. The DSM states certain symptoms have to be present x amount of days to make the diagnosis.

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Old 10-29-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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Re: Do I have depression?

What is the DSM and I think I have hade this episodes (that seems like the wrong word) for 2 years at varying intensity but it isn't constant...

 
Old 10-29-2006, 07:45 PM   #4
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Re: Do I have depression?

DSM= Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. I don't remember too much about the length of time.

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Old 10-30-2006, 05:45 AM   #5
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Re: Do I have depression?

Ghost, sorry to hear that you are having a tough time. You sound angry and irritated to me. Are you doing what you want to do in life or only what your parents have pushed you into doing? Did your parents want you to be the top of the class and everything else all of the time? Sounds like you don't feel connected to others and that you get angry because you don't see the point of all that you do all day because it doesn't have any meaning for you?

 
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